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updated: 8/8/2014 3:33 PM

Barrington bows out of Legion regional tournament

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Daily Herald report

Barrington's boys of summer saw their season come to an end on Friday at Sycamore Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind.

The Illinois state champion American Legion baseball team suffered its second straight loss in Great Lakes regional play Friday morning, falling to Newburgh, Ind., 6-4.

Barrington lost 3-0 in its first game of the tournament on Thursday, 3-0 to Napoleon (Ohio).

Against Newburgh, Barrington's Ahren Ludwig started and allowed 4 earned runs in 5 innings. Jared Ludwig relieved and allowed 2 runs over 3 innings, and Daniel Kubiuk tossed a scoreless ninth inning.

Scott Nelson doubled twice and finished 4-for-5 at the plate to lead a solid offensive effort from Barrington.

Kubiuk, Jake Coon and Jared Ludwig each finished with 2 hits, and Jake Petersen, Kubiuk and Jared Ludwig each finished with 1 RBI.

Barrington scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and had 2 runs in the eighth. But Newburgh was able to contain rallies in both the seventh inning, when Barrington had 3 hits but failed to score, and in the ninth, when Post 158 had a pair of baserunners but again didn't score.

Barrington finished with 8 runners left on base. Both teams finished with 11 hits.

Winning pitcher Dylan Meeks allowed 1 earned run over 6 innings for Newburgh (29-7).

Post 158 wrapped up its season with a record of 41-9 under manager Nate Gray.

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